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Dr Matthew Kelly
Oct 01, 2016
Senior Heritage Advisor

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Dr Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly is an experienced historical archaeologist with a wide range of excavation and survey experience both Australia and Europe. Matthew has conducted a large number of assessments and excavations for a variety of clients from small site owners, major development/construction companies through to State and Commonwealth Government Departments. The sites include major historic sites such as the military sites of Fort Denison, Bradleys Head, and Goat Island; Convict sites such as the Convict Lumberyard, Fred Ash Building and Palais Royale sites in Newcastle, Castle Hill Heritage Park; and early colonial sites in the Sydney region such as, Rouse Hill House, Mean Fiddler Inn, Macquarie Fields House, Macquarie Fields and Norfolk House, Parramatta.

Matthew’s overseas experience includes research projects in Portugal between 1990 and 1995 (undertaking survey of Iron Age and Roman sites), Germany and Austria between 1998 and 2003 (undertaking excavations on Iron Age and medieval sites) and Luxembourg in 1998 (excavation of a Roman Villa complex). In 2002 he undertook a survey and review of the industrial and military sites on Christmas Island (for GML Pty Ltd). More recently his international work has been focussed on the survey of WW2 battlefield and defence sites in PNG on the Kokoda Track and the Sogeri Plateau – outside Post Moresby. He is also currently providing technical advice to establish a survey of a WW1 site, at Mouquet Farm, in Northern France. Matthew is also part of a larger team undertaking survey of archaeological sites in East New Britain, under an ARC Linkage Grant under the Direction of Simona Foale of James Cook University, Cairns.


PhD, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Sydney


  • World Heritage Advice
  • Historic and Landscape Archaeology
  • Domestic and International Cultural Heritage Management
  • Site Survey and Assessment
  • Project Management